A showcase for the cultural identity of the Mexican Caribbean

DESTINO1Located in the heart of the state of Quintana Roo, the Mayan Region is mostly formed by agricultural communities inhabited by descendants of the Mayan “cruzoob” rebels that took part in the Guerra de Castas (Mayan Caste War). Its territory includes the municipalities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and José María Morelos, which represent the cultural identity of the Mexican Caribbean and are important historical sites as they were part of the Mayan Caste War in 1847. The communities of the Mayan Region witnessed, for more than 50 years, the most important battles of the Mayan people against the government of their time. Nowadays, they conscientiously protect their traditions, the Mayan language and the ways of living that are over 200 years old: the legacy of the ancient Mayan culture.